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PHR Calls on Honduran Government to Address Impunity for Ill-Treatment and Torture

02/12/2014

PHR issued a report today, finding that the Honduran authorities failed to ensure justice in cases involving torture and/or ill-treatment following the 2009 coup d’état, and called on the Honduran government to ensure that these cases are prosecuted and the judicial system is restored.

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The Role of Health Professionals in Detainee Interrogation

The Atlantic
11/11/2012

In the aftermath of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the issue of torture has attracted the attention of the media, health organizations, and political activists. This year, State Senator Thomas Duane and Assembly Member Richard Gottfried sponsored a unique piece of legislation, which is publicly endorsed by the former president of Physicians for Human Rights, that establishes sanctions for state-licensed health professionals who participate in torture or improper treatment of prisoners.

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PHR Program Seeks to End Impunity for Torture in Kyrgyzstan

10/23/2012

Although torture remains deeply embedded in the law enforcement and state security systems of the central Asian republic of Kyrgyzstan, a new PHR briefing paper documents recent efforts to end impunity for torture, both by promoting policy changes and by improving the country’s local capacity to investigate, document, and prosecute such abuses.

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Don't Look Back

desperadophilosophy.net
09/03/2012

Last week, Attorney General Eric Holder closed the door on any accountability whatsoever for past war crimes and acts of torture. In truth, the door had by then only been open a few centimeters, but now it is slammed shut, locked, and chained. [The preface to PHR's report Broken Laws, Broken Lives, by Major General Antonio Taguba (Ret.) is quoted.]

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In the News

Psychologists obtain training on human rights law and evaluation of torture survivors

American Psycological Association
06/01/2012

Dr. George Hough reports on a recent training for mental health specialists that was hosted by the Physicians for Human Rights Asylum Program.

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